According to the World Health Organization, ten African countries account for 46% of all Omicron cases reported worldwide.
According to the report, the majority of these countries are in southern Africa, where scientists are keeping an eye out for new cases and analyzing samples to see if the virus has changed.
According to local data, hospitalization rates and severe cases continue to be low in South Africa. The WHO, on the other hand, states that research is still ongoing.
The WHO warns that travel bans will not prevent the virus from spreading, but that getting vaccines into people’s hands will prevent the virus from mutating further.
Only Mauritius, Morocco, Tunisia, Seychelles, Cape Verde, and Botswana have met the global goal of vaccinating 40% of their populations by the end of this year.
Many African countries have yet to administer vaccines due to logistical concerns, and public skepticism about receiving the vaccine remains an impediment.